Small dogs typically live longer lives than larger breeds.
While most designer clubs do not have an official weight range, a full grown Maltipoo that is under 5 pounds often has many more health problems than those closer to the 5, 6, 7 or 8 pound range. Most common are health issues
, luxating patella and hip dysplasia.
Tear stains are common on this breed, especially for those with light coats. Culprits can be anything from red yeast infection to dyes that leak out of deeply colored plastic food bowls.
The behavior and temperament of the Maltipoo is friendly, loyal, playful and affectionate. While they may bark at strangers, they are not watch dogs. These ARE inside dogs and cannot tolerate outdoor conditions for very long. Owners must be prepared to keep their dog in the house, only bringing him or her outside for bathroom needs, walks, exercise and play time… This breed will not do well if left alone outside for long periods of time.
Baths should be given every 3 weeks…more than this can cause skin to dry out.
Teeth should be brushed daily and professional cleanings should be done at least every other year.
can begin as early as 8-weeks-old, with “Sit” often being the first command that is taught.